United States men's national field hockey team

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United States
United States
AssociationUnited States Field Hockey Association (USFHA)
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
CoachRutger Wiese
ManagerBrian Schledorner
CaptainAjai Dhadwal
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 24 Increase 1 (30 June 2019)[1]
Highest20 (2009 – 2010)
Lowest30 (2008)
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (first in 1932)
Best result3rd (1932)
Pan American Games
Appearances14 (first in 1967)
Best result3rd (1967, 1987. 1991, 1995, 2019)
Pan American Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2000)
Best result2nd (2009)

The United States men's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The governing body is the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA), which is a US Olympic Committee organization.[2][3]

The team won Bronze at the 1932 Summer Olympics, and has had success in the Pan American Games and Pan American Cup.

Field hockey is not a major sport at college level in the United States, so the men's team does not have as much experience as most other international teams that have professional players. The sport is largely thought of as a women’s game in the United States; field hockey has historically been used as a “Title IX” sport to offset a large number of men who play college football, and as such, colleges have typically only sponsored women's field hockey teams. The players on the national team play overseas in European and Australian pro leagues.

Tournament history[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

In their first Olympics in 1932, team USA hosted India and Japan. With only 3 teams in the tournament, the U.S. lost both their games and finished 3rd for the Bronze medal.

The team was again the host nation for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. During group stages, they lost to Australia 2-1. In the 9th-12th place playoff, the US lost to Kenya in sudden death penalty strokes 6-5 after a 1-1 regulation and then lost 11th/12th place game to Malaysia 9-8 in sudden death penalty strokes after 3-3 tie in regulation. The team finished last in tournament play.

In Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, again held in the USA, the squad finished last again.

FIH Hockey World Cup[edit]

The USA team has not qualified for an outdoor World Cup. However, the team has competed twice for the indoor World Cup, most recently in 2011.

Pan American Games[edit]

Finishing 5th at the 2015 Pan American Games, the USMNT missed out on openly qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Pan American Cup[edit]

The U.S. missed out on the final of the 2009 Men's Pan American Cup from a missed penalty stroke in normal time. Had the penalty been converted the team would have won the final vs Canada for direct qualification to the World Cup. As it was, they lost in OT on a golden goal and Canada went to the 2010 World Cup in India.

Hockey World League[edit]

In 2016, the USMNT competed in FIH Hockey World League Round 1 in Salamanca, Mexico. The U.S. Men's National Team put in a dominant performance to finish undefeated and as FIH Hockey World League Round 1 champions to secure a spot at FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in March 2017. The 6-1 win over Barbados added to USA's 33 goals while only allowing 2 over the 4 match tournament. Going into the final, the USMNT was familiar with their opponent as they had played Barbados in the first game and came out on top with a 3-1 victory. With the roster that was representing the USA, the squad kept developing their play throughout the week culminating in a dominant performance in the final. USA finished third in Round 2 and didn't make it to the Semifinal Round of the 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League.

Champions Challenge II[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 16 players were named on 9 July 2019 for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.[4]

Head coach: Rutger Wiese

Caps updated as of 10 August 2019, after the match against Chile.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
1 GK Jonathan Klages (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 22) 30 Spain Atletico San Sebastián

7 DF Tom Barratt (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 28) 78 England Beeston
9 DF Adam Miller (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 27) 73 England Southgate
14 DF Aki Kaeppeler (1994-07-10) 10 July 1994 (age 25) 71 Germany TSV Mannheim
22 DF Johnny Orozco (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 26) 95

3 MF Michael Barminski (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 26) 87 United States Ventura Roadrunners
12 MF Ajai Dhadwal (Captain) (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 26) 119
18 MF Paul Singh (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 26) 80 United States LA Tigers
20 MF Sean Cicchi (1995-03-23) 23 March 1995 (age 24) 73 United States Conejo Bulldogs
26 MF Mohan Gandhi (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 26) 98 England Beeston

4 FW Tyler Sundeen (1993-12-21) 21 December 1993 (age 25) 109 United States LA Tigers
5 FW Pat Harris (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 34) 150 Germany Mannheimer HC
10 FW Alberto Montilla (1998-01-24) 24 January 1998 (age 21) 13 United States Bulldogs
15 FW Kei Kaeppeler (1997-06-17) 17 June 1997 (age 22) 24 Germany TSV Mannheim
17 FW Christian DeAngelis (1999-02-13) 13 February 1999 (age 20) 32 United States WC Eagles
21 FW Deegan Huisman (1997-10-29) 29 October 1997 (age 21) 27 Netherlands Almere

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings June 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Wiese Names USMNT Roster for 2019 Pan American Games". www.teamusa.org. USA Field Hockey. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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